Daily Archives: May 7, 2010

Kiran Stacey

With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and others will contribute. Follow the news, drama and tension of election night here.

The page should update automatically every few minutes, although it may take longer for those reading on a mobile.

5.03 KS: I’m going to create a new post now, but if you’re still out there, please stick with us. We’ll be back here in a few seconds.

5.01 KS: Emily Thornberry has indeed held on in Islington South and Finsbury. Labour will be delighted.

5.00 KS: Tories gain Rugby.

4.56 KS:Two-thirds of the seats have now been declared. The Tories are on 223, Labour on 167, the Lib Dems 35, others 26.

4.51 KS: A couple more Conservative gains, in Cornwall South East and Chatham & Aylesford.

4.51 KS: A bad night for former home secretaries – Charles Clarke has just lost Norwich South to the Lib Dems. That might not be entirely bad news to Gordon Brown, though, whose leadership Clarke repeatedly criticised. He lost it on a 4% swing.